Broughton High School Senior Information Evening Respect Integrity Inclusion Welcome Pauline Cumming, DHT Kim Mitchelhill, PT Guidance Roy Crichton, LEAPS Margaret Winders, Telford College Aims of the evening Discuss student choices Outline available subjects and courses Outline the supports available during the process Explain college options on offer Choices When to leave school Career direction Work, college, university Level of study Subjects Reasons for Returning Higher Education Further Education Christmas Leavers Can’t/won’t get job Parents want them to eg university art college eg Stevenson Telford Dob- 1 Oct.-28 Feb Leavers destinations 2009 Current Economic Climate Competitive market for employment and higher/ further study Require opportunities to develop employability skills, work experience. Enrichment to develop personal attributes and qualities Opportunities to add value Advanced Highers Art and Design Biology Chemistry Dance Drama English French History Maths Music Spanish A Level Music Dance “The City of Edinburgh Council are currently reviewing the provision of Advanced Higher courses in schools and are likely to move to consortia arrangements where different schools offer different AHs. While this may result in not all AHs being offered at Broughton, courses will be available at other schools / centres.” Highers Administration Art and Design Biology Business Management Chemistry Computing Dance Drama English French Geography new course History Health and Food technology Maths Media Studies Modern Studies Music Philosophy Physics PE Product Design Spanish Intermediate 2 Administration Art and Design Biology Business Management Chemistry Computing Dance Drama English English Communication Fashion & Textile technology French Geography History Hospitality Health and Food technology Italian Maths Media Studies Modern Studies Music Philosophy Physics PE Practical Craft Skills Product Design Spanish Intermediate 1 Art and Design Employability for Enterprise Communication Digital Media Financial Maths History Italian Media studies Music Technology Practical Craft Skills Skills for Life and Work Column A Higher SG 1/2 Int 2 Column B Column C Column D Column E Administration English Computing Biology Art & Design Art & Design Music English Chemistry Biology French PE Geography English Business Mgt Maths Philosophy History History Dance Media Physics Maths Health & Food Technology Drama Spanish Product Design French Modern St Int 2 SG 3/4 Int 1 SG 5/6 Int 1 / Unit s Administration English Computing Biology Art & Design Art & Design Music Geography Communication Business Mgt Digital Media PE History English Drama Fashion & Textile Tech Philosophy Maths Health & Food Technology French French Physics Spanish Italian Hospitality Maths Practical Craft Skills Modern Studies Media Product Design Fashion & Textile Tech Employability for Enterprise History Communication Finance PE Media Italian Digital Media Music Technology Practical Craft Skills Skills for Life & Work Personal and Social Development Buddying or paired reading Voluntary work experience Experience at feeder primaries Young enterprise, young filmmakers Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme Adding Value……. Opportunities for Open Learning at College or through the OU The Arts Law Maths Languages Engineering Education Psychology Health Care Bus Man Science The Baccalaureate Introduced in 2009/2010 in Science &Languages Broughton offering languages 2 subjects at AH and 1 at Higher form approved list (eg. English AH, French AH, Spanish H) Interdisciplinary project at AH Additional 16 credit points at SCQF level 7 SCQF Framework • way to compare qualifications •used by many Scottish universities and colleges to describe courses •helps employers understand different levels and qualifications •Issued to students today along with- course choice booklet and column choice table. Progression Foundation Intermediate 1 General Intermediate 1 Intermediate 2 Credit Intermediate 2 Higher Higher Advanced Higher Which level? Highers hard work even for most able Intermediate 2 in S5? Advice – entry requirements reports Principal teacher Guidance subject teachers Aiming Higher Carry out research Attend open days and careers fairs Careers Adviser Speak to family and friends For high tariff courseseg. Medicine/ vet journey starts now! Potential Problems Undertaking too much (jobs, social life) Undertaking too little Under-estimating quantity of work Under-estimating quality of work Ending year no better qualified than at the start The Learning Agreement Outlines our expectations Applies to all senior students Contract between school and student Can result in students being asked to leave Essential for students applying for EMA Negotiated targets based on attainment Targets reviewed regularly Education maintenance allowances - EMA Means tested weekly allowance for students aged 16 – 19 Payment is made directly to the student’s bank account Payment is based on attendance and effort and can be withheld Expectations of our S5 & S6? Attitude, determination, commitment Every student into employment, training, Further or Higher Education. Every student achieving his/her best Course Choice Timeline 6th 8th Dec Jan Feb 26th Feb 1st- 12th March 27th April 11th May 7th June S5/6 preliminary course choice made S4 parents evening Parents’ Information Evening Course choice Info issued S5 reports issued Course choice for new S5/6 begins Exam leave starts for S4 Exam leave starts for S5 Seniors return from exam leave Induction programmes starts Guidance S4 / S5 Course Choice Guidance Role 1 to 1 interview Targets for May exam diet, including some revision techniques, areas for development Thoughts on future - College, University, Employment. Discussion about the tracking reports from staff, linked to possible choices next year. Looking at the course choice sheet. Discussion about relevant and realistic options. Resources Career Scotland Colleges LEAPS UCAS – Guides WEBSITES including http://www.sqa.org.uk http://www.planitplus.net/ http://www.careers-scotland.org.uk Teachers guides Years of knowledge Pathways to Performance – Medicine, Architecture, Vet, Law Support Applications forms Choice forms Work experience – some courses require more experience e.g. Veterinary Medicine, Law, Medicine, Dentistry, Engineering.